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Most unique new construction in the area!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Downstairs one bedroom apartment for up to 4 people

Brand-new construction, architect-designed apartment in the Berkshires at the foot of Monument Mountain. Fantastic setting amongst majestic trees and massive boulders, looking out on the Housatonic River. State of the art design in Great Barrington's most unique new home. This is the totally private, downstairs walk-out apartment of the main house. Located in beautiful, quiet area of Housatonic, village of Great Barrington along Rising Pond.

Conveniently situated between Stockbridge and downtown Great Barrington along very scenic Route 183. Very private one bedroom space with separate entrance, parking area, and complete kitchen with full size appliances. Bedroom can be made into two twins or one king bed. In main room there is a surprisingly comfortable, high quality sleeper sofa to sleep two more. All linens provided. Close to all the Berkshire activities: Tanglewood, museums, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare and Company, theater, dance, art, lakes, hiking, fishing, etc. Leafpeeping in October and winter activities, too. Taft Farms and Berkshire Mountain Bakery within walking distance.

Beautiful views of Rising Pond on the Housatonic River. Outdoor seating on the stone patio and grill conveniently located just outside in summer months. Beautiful rock garden landscape with waterfall feature just outside your door.

Cable TV and wifi.

Private entrance.

650 sq. feet. living and sleeping area.

Parking for one car. Two if you are careful!

Full kitchen with all cooking and serving utensils.

No washer or dryer but Wash and Fold service provided once a week.

High season: June 17-September 9, 2017

$1200.00/week (MINIMUM STAY) plus $75 cleaning fee

2 night min stay possible with availability at $200 a night

$4200/month all utilities included

Off season:

2 night minimum $150 a night plus $75 cleaning fee


$2250/month all utilities included

Long term rentals available at discounted rate. Please inquire.

Please check out our sister properties:

VRBO #402555 (2 bedrooms unit upstairs 300 yds. Down the road)


VRBO #737825 ( 2 bedroom downstairs unit 300 yards down the road)

For additional lodging space/options for larger parties.

Both beautifully equipped apartments located a few yards down the road easily accommodate an additional 4 people each.

Another great option for more privacy: VRBO #759695

No pets allowed.

No smoking allowed.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Bee

Former college dean and professor of french literature enjoying my retirement in the Berkshires.

Bee purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Bee chose Berkshire

This house was designed by my architect son, Stephen Dietemann.

What makes this apartment unique

Situated amongst cathedral pines and massive boulders, this apartment is unique, comfortable and contemporary and overlooks the Housatonic River.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Peg,

Thank you so much for another wonderful two weeks in the Rock Garden apartment. We had a great time with 324 Park as our home base.

Some housekeeping notes:

1. Dirty towels are on the bathroom floor. We did not strip the bed.

2. Garbage is in the kitchen, recycling on the counter by the microwave.

3. We broke the medium sized serving bowl. Have left $20 in the kitchen for replacement, which I hope is more than enough. If not, please let us know. Bee has the contact info.

4. Running the dishwasher as we leave.

5. Left some perishables in the refrigerator-eggs, organic mayo, etc. Please take what you can use and do "whatever" with the rest.

Again, thank you. Hoping to see you again next summer.


Jane and Steve
Aug 2015
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(9 traveler reviews)

Most unique new construction in the area!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
boston, ma

A Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an affordable, clean, cozy place in a convenient location and we hit the jackpot with this special apartment! My family of 4, including our two girls (3 and 7) loved staying in this immaculate, cozy and comfortable apartment. Bee was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. And it was a treat to meet Peg, our kind and gracious hostess!

We found it very convenient to hikes and sites nearby, and fell in love with both Berkshire Mountain Bakery (chocolate bread!) and Pleasant and Main (enjoyed both breakfast and dinner there), both a short 2 min drive away. We definitely plan to return so we can explore the many spots we didn't get to this time around!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great hosts and apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in Feb to go skiing at Butternut and Catamount, and it was perfect for that; 10 min to Butternut and a little further to Catamount. The apartment was exactly as it seems: clean, light, well-maintained. Bee and her mother-in-law Peg are lovely to deal with and responsive. We definitely plan to come back in the winter and probably the summer as well!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this beautiful, clean apartment in the winter. The location on the Housatonic winter was perfect for us. It was conveniently located within a few minutes from Great Barrington and also close to Ski Butternut where we went tubing and skiing. There was plenty of natural light in the unit and we were even able to check in early- allowing us for almost an additional day at the property. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this rental to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely apartment in a great location...I'll be back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great/cozy apartment conveniently located in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this gem for a 3-day getaway from noisy NYC. The apartment is exactly as it is marketed! Clean, cozy, quiet, lots of natural sunlight and great view of the Housatonic River (in the winter). Minutes away from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, the location is convenient to ALL areas in the Berkshires. Peg is so sweet! She kindly greeted us when we arrived and informed us of everything we need to know -- making the apartment truly feel like our home-away-from-home. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Shhh, don't tell anybody, I want this great place to be my secret! This is a cheery, sun filled modern apartment, conveniently located for all the reasons one wants to be in Western MA. Beautiful scenery, Tanglewood, theater, museums, good restaurants, hiking, lakes are all nearby. The house overlooks the Housatonic river about a mile from the small town of Housatonic which boasts a wonderful low priced restaurant and there is a fantastic bakery within walking distance of the house.

Your gracious hostess Peg, is a wealth of knowledge, and will be pleased to answer questions. My wife and I certainly look forward to returning next year if not sooner.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Risingdale Grill
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Mass Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Brick House
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

5 miles to downtown Great Barrington and 6 miles downtown Stockbridge, Tanglewood 9 mi., Jacob's Pillow 19 mi., Shakespeare and Co. 11 mi., Rockwell Museum 4 mi., Chesterwood 6 mi., Monument Mountain, numerous swimming lakes nearby, Appalachian Trail, Biking, Butternut Ski Area 5mi., Catamount Ski 12 mi., Kripalu 8 mi.


Rates & Availability

Housatonic Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low/off Season
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Summer Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

50% due to reserve.
Balance due two weeks prior to arrival.
In case of cancellation, we will refund payments if we are able to re-book dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Housatonic Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new construction. Walk-in closet in dressing area. Sink.
  • Very spacious bathroom with shower and large walk-in closet. Access to bathroom from both bedroom and main room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King can be made into two twin bed.
  • Large, light-filled bedroom with double doors to main room and second set of sliding doors to outside patio and rock garden waterfall. Twin beds can be made into a King size bed. Comfortable queen-size sofa bed in main room..
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Access to Rising Pond available from our sister property just down the road. Bring your own kayak or canoe. Sorry but swimming not recommended in the Housatonic.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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